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New Purite ECO water purification units cut laboratory costs

publication date: Aug 21, 2020
author/source: About SUEZ Water Purification Systems


The latest range of Purite ECO water purification units, available from SUEZ Water Purification Systems, is designed to minimise the volume of water and energy used by laboratories. 

Depending on water usage, the new compact system can reduce operating costs by over £100 per month; where multiple Purite units are in use this saving can quickly become substantial.

The new Purite ECO laboratory water purification units incorporate specially designed reverse osmosis (RO) cartridges, which provide recovery rates that are considerably higher than normal.  Typically, the RO membranes used in smaller laboratory units have a recovery rate under 10%; to produce 5 litres of purified water requires the processing of 50 litres of potable water, of which 45 litres run to drain.  By comparison, the new Purite ECO unit has a recovery efficiency of up to 50%, significantly reducing the volume of water wastage.

In addition, the new unit features an intelligent stand-by mode. This ensures that water is produced consistently to the required standard and minimises power consumption.

The ECO option will be available on the full Purite range of water purification units, including the Purite Analyst, HP, Fusion and Neptune. The range is ideal for all Type I, II and III laboratory water applications, with purity up to 18.2MΩ.cm and flow rates of up to 48 litres/hour. Features include UV LED disinfection at the point of dispense, colour touchscreen control, and integrated wireless capability for remote monitoring and operation. 

Steve Mines, SUEZ Water Purification Systems Sales Director, says, “The introduction of the new ECO option is part of our ongoing programme to help our laboratory customers improve the quality and performance of their water purification systems while reducing both capital and operating costs.  It also reflects our philosophy, as part of the wider SUEZ organisation of developing a truly sustainable business that has minimal environmental impact.”


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About SUEZ Water Purification Systems Limited

SUEZ Water Purification Systems Limited, through its water purification activities (formerly known as Purite) designs, develops and manufactures water purification systems for use in applications in both the healthcare and research sectors and throughout industry. The company specialises in a wide range of technologies, including ion exchange, carbon adsorption, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet irradiation, electro-deionisation and ultrafiltration.

SUEZ solutions can be supplied as stand-alone units or as fully integrated systems with production capacities up to many thousands of litres per hour. In every case, the company provides full installation, technical and service support.

SUEZ Water Purification Systems Limited water purification division has been established for over40 years.  The company is part of the multinational SUEZ group, a major water solutions provider.


About SUEZ

With 90,000 employees across five continents, SUEZ is a global leader in smart, sustainable resource management. The Group provides solutions for managing water and waste that help cities and industries optimise the management of their resources and improve their environmental and economic performance while complying with current regulations. SUEZ is wholly committed to the resource revolution to counter the challenges of quality and availability. Building on the potential of digital technology and innovative solutions, the Group is able to recover 17 million tonnes of waste a year and to produce 3.9 million tonnes of secondary raw materials, as well as 7 TWh of local renewable energy. It also preserves water resources by providing 58 million people with sanitation services and reusing 882 million cubic metres of waste water. In 2018, SUEZ generated a turnover of €17.3 billion.



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